Gentlest of giants.
Protector of your young.
To look in your eyes, one wonders.
What questions in your mind?
Behaviour suggests a certain intelligence
Behind those soft, intense eyes.
Do you know your very existence is under threat?
Or do you question, the folly that is man.
Is that sadness in those curious eyes?
Digit, friend to Dian, lost to the cruelty of man.
Dian gave her life for you.
Still the mindless slaughter goes on.
How can we ever ask for your forgiveness,
While we believe human life is everything?
The rest carelessly thrown away at a whim.
Truth is, we don’t deserve you and your kind.
© 2019 Carole Emb